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(Huffington Post)   Publisher's Weekly has named Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, as the Bookstore of the Year. What do you bet they have a cat?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 28
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2013-04-03 08:08:59 AM  
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Whose idea was it to bring a cat in here? I don't even like people, Manny.
 
2013-04-03 09:34:13 AM  
I know mississippi is perennially low on the US eduation level, but they don't even have three dimensional books at their best bookstore?
 
2013-04-03 09:34:41 AM  
They have books other than the Bible in Mississippi? Have they tried reading them?
 
2013-04-03 10:02:05 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: I know mississippi is perennially low on the US eduation level, but they don't even have three dimensional books at their best bookstore?


Sure, they have pop up books.
 
2013-04-03 10:03:09 AM  
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Looks like we got ourselves some readers here...
 
2013-04-03 10:09:52 AM  
Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.
 
2013-04-03 10:15:23 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.


But they don't sell many to the homefolk.
 
2013-04-03 10:27:54 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.


Since there isn't much else to do, this is why you have a 100 word sentence telling us it was a dark and stormy night.

/been to Square Books many times.
 
2013-04-03 10:31:21 AM  
Square Books is an amazing bookstore - all three of the bookstores they have on the square are - the children's bookstore is outstanding and I can't wait to buy my nieces Christmas presents there.

/new hire at Ole Miss
//currently living in London
///moving in a few months with my English soon-to-be husband
////excited for the cultural and lifestyle upheaval this will entail
 
2013-04-03 10:35:09 AM  

Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.


Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...
 
2013-04-03 10:45:33 AM  

EyeballKid: Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.

Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...


Walker Percy, Richard Wright, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams...

... maybe you're just not well read.
 
2013-04-03 10:48:39 AM  

EyeballKid: Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.

Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...


He's from  Missouri, not Mississippi, Einstein.
 
2013-04-03 10:49:58 AM  

Mark Ratner: EyeballKid: Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.

Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...

He's from  Missouri, not Mississippi, Einstein.


So that's why he never responded to my letters, I was doing the wrong state abbreviation! And here I was just thinking he was a bastard.
 
2013-04-03 11:22:29 AM  

Mark Ratner: EyeballKid: Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.

Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...

He's from  Missouri, not Mississippi, Einstein.


And Grisham is from Arkansas.
 
2013-04-03 11:39:00 AM  
In Eureka California, in Old Town, there is a great bookstore that is owned and run by an ancient German gentleman. Next door, is a Sex shop, run by an equally ancient woman. One day, the sex store lady's cat found a way to get into the bookstore. My sis and I were browsing in the bookstore at the time, and overheard the following phone conversation:

Aryan Bookstore owner (in thick German accent): "Hello. Is this the owner of the deviant shop next to my bookstore?"

Sex Store LOL: (dunno what was said, it's a phone conversation)

Aryan Bookstore owner: "It seems that your kitten has found a way to infiltrate my business. I would be most pleased if you would remove him immediately."

Sex Store LOL: (Unknown)

Bookstore: " Thank you. Please note for future reference, that should your kitten should trespass again, its next residence will be KITTY DACHAU!"

/this may not be word for word, but the "Kitty Dachau" quote did happen
//not every bookstore wants a cat
 
2013-04-03 11:46:53 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: /this may not be word for word, but the "Kitty Dachau" quote did happen


When we were litter-box training our two kittens, we walled them in near the food/poop area  until they caught on.  We called the area "Mousewitz".
 
2013-04-03 11:47:29 AM  
has been home to =/= was born in
 
2013-04-03 12:21:03 PM  

TheDumbBlonde: Mark Ratner: EyeballKid: Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.

Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...

He's from  Missouri, not Mississippi, Einstein.

And Grisham is from Arkansas.


But moved to Southaven MS when he was 4. It'd be hard to say he was influenced by location (due to education or what he saw in his surroundings) in his writing by wherever he lived before that.
 
2013-04-03 12:55:09 PM  

fireclown: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: /this may not be word for word, but the "Kitty Dachau" quote did happen

When we were litter-box training our two kittens, we walled them in near the food/poop area  until they caught on.  We called the area "Mousewitz".


That's awesome. My sis will get a kick out of that. She tells the "Kitty Dachau" story much better than I do, because she's smarter and pays more attention to people.
 
2013-04-03 01:00:31 PM  
As an Ole Miss alumnus this makes me smile.   It really is a neat bookstore.  Off Square Books is a really neat place to hang out.
 
2013-04-03 01:36:25 PM  

pedobearapproved: TheDumbBlonde: Mark Ratner: EyeballKid: Kangaroo_Ralph: Mississippi has been home to some of the most prominent authors in American history.

Mark Twain, William Faulkner...John Grisham?

I'm not saying Mississippi hit its peak way early, but...

He's from  Missouri, not Mississippi, Einstein.

And Grisham is from Arkansas.

But moved to Southaven MS when he was 4. It'd be hard to say he was influenced by location (due to education or what he saw in his surroundings) in his writing by wherever he lived before that.




He was educated at Ole Miss law school. After that, he stayed in Oxfart and started writing. He built a nice home with his bazillion dollars only to move after the county let a mobile home lot (to sell, not to live) build within site of his place.
 
2013-04-03 01:42:23 PM  
Boulder Bookstore.
 
2013-04-03 02:45:59 PM  
Powell's books in Portland.  If you know it, you know it is the bookstore to end all bookstores.
 
2013-04-03 04:49:52 PM  
They is booksto's in Mizzpeh??
 
2013-04-03 09:02:57 PM  
Came for chicken on a stick, leaving disappointed.
 
2013-04-03 09:55:25 PM  
Square Books is awesome. When I was at Ole Miss, the best part of my week was going to Square Books to browse around or treat myself to something new.
 
2013-04-04 12:41:45 AM  
Great little bookstore, but as far as I recall, they do not, in fact, have a cat. They have a cafe inside, and since that's foodservice, that would preclude animals.
 
2013-04-04 05:15:21 PM  
I went to the article to see a cat.  I am disappointed.
 
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